- Gelli Arts® 9″x12″ Gel Printing Plate
- Gelli Arts® 4″ Roller
- Gelli Arts® Premium Acrylic Paints
- Paper to print on (I used a Kraft colored paper)
- Found materials to use for texture when printing (some suggestions are: stencils, fancy yarn, cardboard tubes, produce netting, homemade foam stamps)
- Glue Gun
- Willow Wreath
STEP BY STEP PROCESS
Step 1: First, you need to create a variety of luscious printed papers. I set up a table and had a marathon monoprinting session using a Gelli Arts® 9″x12″ plate and Gelli Arts® Premium Acrylic Paints.
For texture, I used a variety of fibers, handmade foam stamps, found objects and Artistcellar stencils.
I kept it loose and just had fun as I went from color to color and texture to texture to create layers and layers. In the end I had a stack of lovely printed papers from which I chose a few to use for my wreath.
Step 2: Next, I gathered my willow wreath base and my glue gun. I also cut leaf shapes from my chosen papers. I ended up cutting up two full sheets into my leaf shapes. So. Many. Leaves!!
Step 3: Lastly, it is time to assemble! To start, I glued five small groups of leaves evenly spaced around the wreath. This gives me a balanced start.
The last step is to just keep going around and around placing the leaves until you reach the level of fullness you are looking for.
Note: I found it handy to have a skewer near by to help set the leaves into the nooks and crannies of the wreath and not burn my fingers.
Your wreath is now ready to be displayed!